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Woodcarver exhibit opens 1 p.m. Saturday at CCHS

A new exhibit featuring wood carvings by Clayton Johnson will open at the Carlton County Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 12 with a reception at 1 p.m. Johnson grew up in Wrenshall. His signature piece is a scale model of the 17th-century... Full story


Suicide Awareness Walk is Saturday in Carlton

How does a friend, a loved one, a co-worker or a classmate cope in the aftermath of a completed suicide? Jo Angell says that going on a walk — specifically, the annual Suicide Awareness Memorial... Full story

 By Anne Dugan    Happenings    October 11, 2019 

WRENSHALL NEWS: Harvest moon happenings

The harvest moon, the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, made its appearance last month but, for our farm, the high harvest is happening right now — and the weather hasn’t been kind for...



Thank you to all who helped out and participated in the Environmental Day and Pavilion Open House. It was a great day in the woods. Special thanks to the following for donating their time and...


Halloween 5K set for Oct. 19

It’s time to lace up your running shoes and register for northern Minnesota’s oldest Halloween-themed race. Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College will be hosting the 14th annual Pumpkin Run &... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events with anniversaries this coming week. Oct. 7 1910 Forest fires destroy Baudette and Spooner, killing 29 people and burning over 220,000 acres of land. During this dry year...


Suicide walk promotes connections and resources

How does a friend, a loved one, a co-worker or a classmate cope in the aftermath of a completed suicide? Jo Angell says that going on a walk — specifically, the annual Suicide Awareness Memorial Walk — has helped her and many other people who... Full story


Hear a Midwest accordion expert

Enjoy The Third Generation members and friends on Saturday, Oct. 19 for a concert, “Midwest Accordion Princess: Memories of Finland and Viola Turpeinen.” The concert will highlight the rich baritone voice of Gregg Santa, evocative violin... Full story


City changes public comment rule

Starting with the next Cloquet city council meeting on Oct. 15, residents will be heard before the council conducts its business, rather than at the end of the meeting after all the votes have been...


Court Dispositions

Following are recent felony and gross misdemeanor court cases resolved in Carlton County Sixth District Court. Arresting agencies are abbreviated as follows: Cloquet Police Department (CPD), Carlton County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Fond du Lac... Full story


Water, colors

Wet weather this summer and fall is playing dual roles — it helps make the changing leaves brighter, but also knocks them down to the ground, as seen in this picture from the Cloquet Forestry...


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place this coming week. Sept. 28 1935 Joan Growe is born in Minneapolis. She would serve as Minnesota’s secretary of state from 1975 to 1998, the first woman elected to statewide office without first having been...


'Hilda's Yard' opens at County Seat

"Hilda's Yard" opens this Friday at the County Seat Theater. It's an exciting summer day in 1956 for Hilda and Sam Fluck (played by Shey Peterson and Brian Lokken). Newly on their own since their... Full story


This week in state history

Historic Minnesota events that took place Sept. 20-26: Sept. 20 1891 August Schell, founder of August Schell Brewing Company in New Ulm, dies of a heart attack in St. Paul. Born in Durbach, Germany, in 1828, Schell moved to Minnesota in 1856 and...


Regional artist brings 'zines for adults' to library

The very honest and funny Twin Ports artist Lydia Noble will return to the Cloquet Library Saturday to lead a workshop on 'zines for adults, 12-2 p.m. If you would like to learn some tips about how... Full story


From the Wren's Nest: Make a trip to rural Wrenshall this weekend

"People are always happy when they come here, and if they aren't, they are always happy when they leave". That was Angela Rubish's response when I asked her about her business, the Ru-Ridge corn... Full story


Esko's Corner runs out of gas

Esko's Corner won't have a gas station after today, when the Esko Self Serve closes down after more than 40 years in business. Beth Belden, whose family has operated the popular store known around...


Council OKs library plan

Read this: the Cloquet Public Library expansion is a go. Thanks to a rebidding process that cut out certain parts of the renovation project to lower costs, Cloquet City Council members voted Tuesday...


Labor Day car show winners

About 75 cars registered for the annual Cloquet Labor Day Car Show at the NorthEastern Saloon and Hotel on Sept. 2, and there were approximately 100 classic cars to view. NorthEastern owner Bert... Full story


It's complicated: Five finish Lost Forester race in time

Cloquet's own wacky race, the Lost Forester Adventure Run, had a record 23 racers this year and 22 finishers (because one had to leave to get to a soccer game). Only five racers, however, officially... Full story


Watch free play at diversity fair

Everyone is invited to watch the play “Bloom,” presented by the BOLD-choice Theatre Company, a coming-of-age story about Lily, a young person with a disability in the 1960s. Admission is free. The play highlights the painful and complicated... Full story


Volunteer, share some reading joy

The Power Lunch reading program seeks volunteers to share the joy of reading with children in the Cloquet School District. Both regular readers and substitute readers are needed. Power Lunch begins in October and concludes in March, and volunteers...


Lights on for school

A total of 190 runners gathered last Friday night, wearing their best glow-in-the-dark bling, to run for wellness and raise money for Washington Elementary School. It was the school's sixth annual... Full story


SCHEDULE: This week in prep sports (Sept. 13-20)

SOCCER • CEC boys vs. Ashland at Superior Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1 p.m. • Esko girls vs. Chisago Lakes Saturday, Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. •Cloquet-Carlton girls vs. Denfeld Monday, Sept. 16 at 4:45 p.m. • CEC boys vs. Superior Tuesday, Sept. 17 at... Full story


Wrenshall barn takes on art show

A visual arts exhibition featuring the work of Catherine Meier and Kristina Estall, "Field Trials II" will open Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Free Range Film Festival barn near Wrenshall. The exhibit...


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